The White House on Wednesday defended Attorney General Eric Holder from accusations that he lied under oath to Congress regarding his involvement in the monitoring of a Fox News reporter’s email account.

“It seems self-evident that that charge is inaccurate,” White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters. “Based on the published reports that I have seen, I have seen no conflict between what the attorney general said and published reports.”

“The president believes that the attorney general is doing a good job and the president has confidence in the attorney general,” Carney added.